The mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 19th edition is Shera, a tiger, who symbolizes India's population and heritage as well and a sportsmanship, which he displays through integrity and respect through sport. Sher in Hindi means tiger.
The earliest name was British Empire Games held in 1930. Later the name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and then to British Commonwealth Games in 1970. It assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978.